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Criminal record checks: More often wrong than right | The Register

So this entire edifice, turning over just over £100m in a full year, has flagged up 592 individuals with previous sexual convictions. Plus 660 inaccurate identifications. Plus an unquantified number of individuals who have lost jobs on the basis of misguided suspicion.

The british system makes credit reporting seem positively well-thought-out, since it reports not only convictions, but any kind of complaint that the police see fit to keep on file, whether substantiated or not. Whee.

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